Waters (Alfred G.) Middle School

Summary:

Waters (Alfred G.) Middle School is a public middle school located in Middletown, Delaware, serving 911 students in grades 6-8 and part of the highly-ranked Appoquinimink School District.

This exceptional school consistently outperforms the district and state in academic assessments, with significantly higher percentages of students proficient or better in Smarter Balanced Assessments for English Language Arts and Mathematics across all grade levels. Waters (Alfred G.) Middle School also stands out for its diverse student population, with a relatively even distribution of White, African American, and Asian students, which is higher than nearby schools like Cantwells Bridge Middle School, Redding (Louis L.) Middle School, and Meredith (Everett) Middle School. The school's exceptional performance extends to various student subgroups, ranking highly in the state for Asian, Hispanic, and low socioeconomic status students.

Waters (Alfred G.) Middle School's consistent high ranking, with a peak of 1st in the state in 2010-2011, sets it apart from many nearby schools. The school's exceptional performance in Mathematics, with proficiency rates over 20 percentage points higher than the state in 6th and 7th grades, is particularly noteworthy. While the school excels overall, there may be some equity concerns, as the proficiency rates for African American and Special Education students are lower than the school's overall performance, an area the school and district may want to investigate further.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 1235 Cedar Lane Road
       Middletown, DE  19709


(302) 449-3490

District: Appoquinimink School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
8th of 55 Delaware Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,493 Help


Students who attend Waters (Alfred G.) Middle School usually attend:

High:    Appoquinimink High School

Feeder schools for Waters (Alfred G.) Middle School:

Elementary:    Cedar Lane Early Childhood Center
    Loss (Olive B.) Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  17.5 Help
Number of students:  911

Racial breakdown:

White:
50.7%
Asian:
20.1%
African American:
20.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  8.8% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Waters (Alfred G.) Middle School ranks better than 85.5% of middle schools in Delaware. It also ranks first among 3 ranked middle schools in the Appoquinimink School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 88.24. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Waters (Alfred G.) Middle School has the largest middle school student body size in the Appoquinimink School District. Student population at Waters (Alfred G.) Middle School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (50.7%), Asian (20.1%), African American (20%). (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Waters (Alfred G.) Middle School is 17.5, which is the highest among 3 middle schools in the Appoquinimink School District! (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Waters (Alfred G.) Middle School is $12,493, which is the highest among 3 middle schools in the Appoquinimink School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Waters (Alfred G.) Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Waters (Alfred G.) Middle School 8th of 55 Delaware public middle schools. (See Waters (Alfred G.) Middle School in the ranking list.)

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Appoquinimink School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Appoquinimink School District 3rd of 31 Delaware school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Waters (Alfred G.) Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Waters (Alfred G.) Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2011 90.62 1st 38 97.4%
2012 86.88 2nd 38 94.7%
2013 85.29 6th 37 83.8%
2015 82.28 9th 49 81.6%
2019 80.26 10th 52 80.8%
2021 86.28 7th 47 85.1%
2022 89.82 7th 51 86.3%
2023 88.24 8th 53 84.9%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Waters (Alfred G.) Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 67.51 2nd 9 77.8%
2021 49.70 1st 1 0.0%
2022 59.23 2nd 9 77.8%
2023 65.67 3rd 5 40.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Waters (Alfred G.) Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 72.92 7th 41 82.9%
2022 96.22 1st 38 97.4%
2023 82.50 4th 40 90.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Waters (Alfred G.) Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 82.60 9th 49 81.6%
2021 84.45 7th 38 81.6%
2022 88.26 6th 50 88.0%
2023 85.77 8th 50 84.0%
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Rank History for Male students at Waters (Alfred G.) Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 81.96 9th 49 81.6%
2021 86.60 5th 38 86.8%
2022 87.25 6th 50 88.0%
2023 88.37 6th 50 88.0%
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Rank History for Asian students at Waters (Alfred G.) Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 58.84 1st 2 50.0%
2021 63.41 1st 1 0.0%
2022 70.79 2nd 6 66.7%
2023 81.37 1st 8 87.5%
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Rank History for African American students at Waters (Alfred G.) Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 86.27 3rd 44 93.2%
2021 77.64 3rd 20 85.0%
2022 86.14 6th 41 85.4%
2023 69.34 8th 43 81.4%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Waters (Alfred G.) Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 72.54 7th 35 80.0%
2021 83.44 2nd 18 88.9%
2022 97.38 1st 37 97.3%
2023 95.51 2nd 37 94.6%
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Rank History for White students at Waters (Alfred G.) Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 70.49 13th 43 69.8%
2021 77.75 8th 41 80.5%
2022 75.29 11th 45 75.6%
2023 68.71 13th 44 70.5%
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Data source: test scores: Delaware Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Waters (Alfred G.) Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2009 578 115 43 23 5 n/a n/a 0 764
2010 599 119 49 20 8 n/a n/a 0 795
2011 608 135 50 20 8 0 3 0 824
2012 578 122 48 24 8 0 11 0 791
2013 632 132 62 31 3 0 12 0 872
2014 634 131 54 33 4 0 13 0 869
2015 658 135 68 31 1 0 12 0 905
2016 674 150 60 42 1 0 10 0 937
2017 662 163 77 40 6 0 17 0 965
2018 630 163 81 47 7 0 25 0 953
2019 608 161 105 60 8 0 33 0 975
2020 590 182 125 60 2 0 28 0 987
2021 592 182 151 64 1 1 25 0 1016
2022 546 170 162 54 0 1 23 0 956
2023 462 182 183 55 2 1 26 0 911

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Waters (Alfred G.) Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2009 764 42.0 18.2 5.6
2010 795 46.0 17.2 9.9
2011 824 50.0 16.4 9.7
2012 791 49.0 16.1 10.7
2013 872 50.0 17.4 9.9
2014 869 52.0 16.7 6.1
2015 905 55.0 16.4 7.2
2016 937 53.0 17.6 8.8
2017 965 57.0 16.9 n/a
2018 953 57.0 16.7 n/a
2019 975 60.0 16.2 n/a
2020 987 58.0 17.0 n/a
2021 1016 59.0 17.2 n/a
2022 956 53.0 18.0 n/a
2023 911 52.0 17.5 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Waters (Alfred G.) Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2009 764 42.0 18.2 5.6
2010 795 46.0 17.2 9.9
2011 824 50.0 16.4 9.7
2012 791 49.0 16.1 10.7
2013 872 50.0 17.4 9.9
2014 869 52.0 16.7 6.1
2015 905 55.0 16.4 7.2
2016 937 53.0 17.6 8.8
2017 965 57.0 16.9 n/a
2018 953 57.0 16.7 n/a
2019 975 60.0 16.2 n/a
2020 987 58.0 17.0 n/a
2021 1016 59.0 17.2 n/a
2022 956 53.0 18.0 n/a
2023 911 52.0 17.5 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Waters (Alfred G.) Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $190 (1.5%) $15,189 (121.6%) $12,493

Data source: Delaware Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Waters (Alfred G.) Middle School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 10th of 52 Middle schoolsRanks 8th of 53 Middle schools
 4.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Waters (Alfred G.) Middle School)68.352.4
 16%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Appoquinimink School District)58.240.7
 17.5%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Delaware)51.935
 16.9%
6th Grade Mathematics (Waters (Alfred G.) Middle School)69.858.8
 11%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Appoquinimink School District)47.838.5
 9.3%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Delaware)37.626.5
 11.1%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Waters (Alfred G.) Middle School)78.363
 15.3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Appoquinimink School District)68.853.5
 15.2%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Delaware)54.642.6
 12%
7th Grade Mathematics (Waters (Alfred G.) Middle School)60.460.8
 0.4%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Appoquinimink School District)46.142.4
 3.7%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Delaware)4128.9
 12.1%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Waters (Alfred G.) Middle School)64.360.9
 3.4%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Appoquinimink School District)6249.4
 12.6%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Delaware)52.141.3
 10.8%
8th Grade Mathematics (Waters (Alfred G.) Middle School)53.144
 9.1%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Appoquinimink School District)44.931.6
 13.2%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Delaware)3824.3
 13.7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students975911
 6.6%
African American161182
 13%
American Indian82
 75%
Asian105183
 74.3%
Hispanic6055
 8.3%
Pacific Islander01
White608462
 24%
Two or More Races3326
 21.2%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Waters (Alfred G.) Middle School

Waters (Alfred G.) Middle School ranks 8th of 55 Delaware middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Waters (Alfred G.) Middle School usually go on to attend Appoquinimink High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 911 students attended Waters (Alfred G.) Middle School.

Students at Waters (Alfred G.) Middle School are 51% White, 20% Asian, 20% African American, 6% Hispanic, 3% Two or more races.


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